by bschak, Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 07:16:28 AM EST
by bschak, Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 05:58:53 AM EST
by Tom, Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 07:11:43 PM EST
With the most recent state-by-state Senator approval ratings from SurveyUSA, I'm noticing a pretty disturbing trend. Senators' approval ratings don't really mean that much in the grand scheme of things. Sure, voters in Pennsylvania didn't like Rick Santorum, and he lost handily. Then again, voters in Montana hated Conrad Burns, and he nearly won.
Lincoln Chafee, on the other hand, just weeks after losing reelection has a 51% approval rating in Rhode Island. Jon Kyl won reelection despite a 46% approval rating. Isn't it strange how more voters disapprove of Kyl than approve of him, yet more of them voted to give him another term in the Senate?
by bschak, Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 09:35:01 AM EST
by bschak, Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 09:03:12 AM EST
This is the fifth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, and New Hampshire.
Vermont only has one district, so a cartogram by district is just a big boring outline. It's also debatable whether Vermont had a blue wave. Nevertheless, I don't want to skip Vermont, so I'm posting it on a travel day.
Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.
The green represents independent congressman (and senator-elect) Bernie Sanders, who caucused with Democrats.